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21 May – 4 June 2018

7 October – 21 October 2018

Vajra yoga in Mustang, Nepal

Short synopsis of the travel:

21-22 May/7-8 October – arrival to Kathmandu

3-4 June/ 20-21 October – return flight home

Duration of travel: 15 days (14nights) – 7 days in Jomsom

Places: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tatopani (Hot springs), Jomsom, Muktinath

Minimum altitude: 800 meters

Maximum altitude: 3,800 meters

Difficulty level: easy, according to the recommendations of CAS rules (Correct approach to the spine).  Special training not required, no backpacks carrying,  no hiking.

Accommodation: comfortable hotels and guesthouses, rooms for 2 people sharing (single rooms availablefor extra fee), hot water available.  Sauna in Jomsom.

Transport: tourist buses, jeeps, domestic airlines

Trekking: 3-4 hours per day, every second day

Temperatures: day time 20 – 25 C, night time 8-15 C, windy

Price: 1200$

This price includes: permits for entrance to Mustang region, all transportation inside Nepal (jeeps, buses, airport transfer, air flight from Jomsom to Pokhara), all hotels and payments to the teachers and guides.

The price does not include: food (it depends of your personal requests), personal costs, flight to Kathmandu and back, visa to Nepal, massage therapist.

Massage therapist: will work all during the tour according to appointment orders. 3 people per day maximum. Massage is according to the correct approach to the spine rules. The cost for 1.5 hour session – $18

Extra costs (approximately): the flight cost to Kathmandu and back, food ($200 – 250 per person for 14 days), Nepali visa ($25-40, you can get in Kathmandu airport on arrival).

What if you like it so much? Then you will have opportunity to continue your retreat with daily yoga and meditation practice alongside the instructors of Vajra yoga for 2 more weeks at retreat center of Vajra yoga in Nepal. Simple accommodation in tents or dormitory room, vegetarian food, $10 per day, everything included.

The number of participants is limited, the group will be maximum 15 people. There are few places left for the trip in May.

Booking and payment are possible till 1 April 2018 to book your place you have to make the full price payment ($1200)

Contacts: blossomnepal@gmail.com

About Mustang yoga tour, Nepal

The Mustang region is also known as the ‘lost’, or ‘forbidden’ Kingdom and is one of the most remote area in Nepal. It has remained  almost unchanged during the last few centuries. It is a central place for the Buddhist religion, Tibetan culture and traditional life style of  its native people. Jomsom town, the base for our retreat, is situated at an altitude of 2700 meters on the banks of the Kali Gandaki river.  Surrounded by desert mountains with snow peaks and deep cut colorful canyons. This area is full of sacred places of great natural powers, attracting many pilgrims here for spiritual reasons every year.

There are plenty of unique places around Jomsom within a few hours walking distance like mountain lakes, temples, monasteries and ancient forts. Every day we will travel to different locations around Jomsom. Mornings and evenings will be for yoga practice followed by guided meditations by a Tibetan Bon Lama Geshe Sonam Gurung. There will be also optional massage therapist available during the day time.

Over the course of 2 weeks we will learn unique sequences of exercises, that are based from traditional Hathha yoga. Developed especially for the prevention and rehabilitation of spinal problems. This system of training is made to slowly create awareness in your daily habits and movements. Helping you to understand what is helpful or unacceptable in relation to your spinal health—directly connecting to your overall wellbeing.

This guided two weeks will give you the time and ability to memorize our exercise sequences so you will be able to continue the practices yourself at home afterwards. Our experienced instructors will be able to professionally and personally advise you on how to adopt your practice to any spinal problems you may have.

The lectures and guided meditations, lead by a Tibetan Master Geshe Sonam, will be dedicated to the development of “Great Compassion”. Tibetan Buddhism is famous for its practical philosophy suitable for daily life. This knowledge, deeply psychological, will help you to understand the nature of your mind giving you guidance on how to bring more happiness into your  life and the lives of others.

Daily retreat scadual:

Day 1 (Monday, 21 May 2018) Arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel in the tourist district of Thamel. Rest, with massage optional. Sunset wiil be shared at the world famous Swayambunath Stupa.

Day 2 (Tuesday, 22 May 2018) 12.00 – 19.00 Excursion around “Mystical Kathmandu”. Visiting Kopan Monastery, Boudhanath Stupa, the Temple complex of Pashupatinath. Optional: healing with Tibetan singing bowls or massage. Introduction to the cultures of Nepal and its Tibetan Buddhism traditions.

Day 3 (Wednesday, 23 May 2018) 7 a.m. Travel by tourist bus to Pokhara (6 hours). In Pokhara transfer to hotel, rest, lunch, introduction lecture and first evening yoga practice with instructor. Optional massage. Evening walk around the mountain lake and dinner on lake side.

Day 4 (Thursday, 24 May 2018) 7 a.m – 8 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 8 a.m. Breakfast, 9 a.m. Leave to Tatopani (hot springs) on jeeps (5 hours ride). In Tatopani lunch at hotel, bathing in hot springs. Evening lecture on correct approach to the spine. Optional massage.

Day 5 (Friday, 25 May 2018) 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 8 a.m. Breakfast, 9 a.m. Leaving to Jomsom on jeeps (6 hours ride through the Alpine mountain landscape of Mustang region). Lunch in Jomsom, rest. Evening meeting with Buddhist Master Geshe Sonam Gurung, Introduction lecture, questions and answers.

Day 6 (Saturday, 26 May 2018) 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 9 a.m. Breakfast, 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Lecture of Geshe Sonam, 12.00 Lunch, rest, free time (you can take a walk around Jomsom). Optional massage. 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Evening yoga practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guided Meditation with Geshe Sonam

Day 7 (Sunday, 27 May 2018) 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 8 a.m. Breakfast, 8.30 – 9.30 a.m. Lection of Geshe Sonam, 10.00 a.m. Leaving to Muktinath by jeeps (altitude 3800 m.), walking to the temples, lunch in Muktinath, walk down the road to the ancient Fort Kagbeni (2.5 hours walk). Sightseeing in Fort Kagbeni, coming back to Jomsom by Jeeps. Dinner in Jomsom, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guided Meditation with Geshe Sonam

Day 8 (Monday, 28 May 2018) 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 9 a.m. Breakfast, 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Lecture of Geshe Sonam, 12.00 Lunch, rest, free time. Optional massage. 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Sauna, massage or visit Tibetan Boarding school optional, 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guided Meditation with Geshe Sonam

Day 9 (Tuesday, 29 May 2018) 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 8 a.m. Breakfast, 8.30 – 9.30 a.m. Lecture with Geshe Sonam, 10.00 a.m. Leaving by Jeeps to Marpha Monastery. Sightseeing in Marpha Village, walking back down to Jomsom (2.5 hours walk) Dinner in Jomsom, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guided Meditation with Geshe Sonam

Day 10 (Wednesday, 30 May 2018) 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 8 a.m. Breakfast, 8.30 – 9.30 a.m. Lecture with Geshe Sonam, 10.00 a.m. Walking to the mountain lake Dhumba. 1.00 p.m. Lunch in Jomsom, 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Evening yoga/ lecture about using correct approach to the spine in your daily life.  6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guided Meditation with Geshe Sonam

Day 11 (Thursday, 31 May 2018) 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 9 a.m. Breakfast, 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Lecture with Geshe Sonam, 12.00 Lunch, rest, free time. Optional massage. sauna 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Evening yoga practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. – 8 pm. The last Guided Meditation with Geshe Sonam

Day 12 (Friday, 1 June 2018) Morning flight back to Pokhara. Transfer to hotel, rest, lunch. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Evening practice with Vajra yoga instructor, free shopping time.

Day 13 (Saturday, 2 June 2018) 7 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Morning practice with Vajra yoga instructor, 9 a.m. Breakfast, 10 a.m. travel to Sarangkot village or World Peace Stupa. 4.00 p.m. – 6 p.m. Last yoga session, questions-answers with Vajra yoga instructor. Free time.

Day 14 (Sunday, 3 June 2018) 7 a.m. Leaving to Kathmandu by tourist bus (6 hours), transfer to your hotel in Thamel, shopping time, goodbye dinner together.

Day 15 (Monday, 4 June 2018) Flight back home. For those, who are staying – leaving to retreat centre of Vajra Yoga in Panauti, Nepal (2 hours drive).

Part of the income will be donated to our social project in Nepal: Trees for Relief .